The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 315 279 276
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -3
Contract jobs citing vSphere 122 170 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.72% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 4.50% 7.47% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 111 84
Median daily rate £425 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £27.50 £43.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.78% +58.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.21%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2714 2275 2346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.95% 9.62% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1916 1487 1446
Median daily rate £450 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 95 170
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.98 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +2.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.50 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +19 19 £425 +6.11% 5
Croydon -14 10 £460 -3.15% 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 243 (91.35%) VMware
2 136 (51.13%) Windows
3 135 (50.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 104 (39.10%) Active Directory
5 93 (34.96%) Linux
6 90 (33.83%) Windows Server
7 89 (33.46%) Cisco
8 88 (33.08%) Microsoft
9 75 (28.20%) Finance
10 74 (27.82%) SAN
11 71 (26.69%) Citrix
12 63 (23.68%) HP
13 62 (23.31%) Puppet
14 61 (22.93%) Firewall
15 60 (22.56%) MS Exchange
15 60 (22.56%) Windows Server 2012
16 59 (22.18%) PowerShell
17 58 (21.80%) Windows Server 2008
17 58 (21.80%) Unix
18 55 (20.68%) DevOps
19 52 (19.55%) ITIL
19 52 (19.55%) DNS
20 51 (19.17%) Java
21 45 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
22 43 (16.17%) VMware ESX
23 41 (15.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 41 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
24 37 (13.91%) TCP/IP
24 37 (13.91%) Hyper-V
25 36 (13.53%) Bash Shell

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 60 (22.56%) MS Exchange
2 28 (10.53%) Apache
2 28 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (9.40%) Tomcat
4 22 (8.27%) OpenStack
5 14 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (3.38%) IIS
7 7 (2.63%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.63%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.88%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.50%) JBoss
11 3 (1.13%) Confluence
11 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.75%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 29 (10.90%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.51%) MS Office
3 6 (2.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.89%) Heroku
3 13 (4.89%) PaaS
4 10 (3.76%) Office 365
5 9 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (2.63%) Google App Engine
7 7 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.13%) IaaS
8 3 (1.13%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.13%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (27.82%) SAN
2 61 (22.93%) Firewall
3 52 (19.55%) DNS
4 37 (13.91%) TCP/IP
5 31 (11.65%) NetScaler
6 30 (11.28%) LAN
7 28 (10.53%) WAN
8 22 (8.27%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (7.89%) DHCP
10 19 (7.14%) LDAP
11 18 (6.77%) VLAN
12 14 (5.26%) VPN
13 11 (4.14%) NAS
14 10 (3.76%) Intrusion Detection
15 8 (3.01%) MPLS
15 8 (3.01%) SSL
16 7 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
16 7 (2.63%) iSCSI
16 7 (2.63%) Network Security
16 7 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.51%) Apache Cassandra
2 12 (4.51%) Redis
3 10 (3.76%) MySQL
4 8 (3.01%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.88%) DB2
5 5 (1.88%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.13%) Big Data
6 3 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.38%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.38%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (9.77%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.14%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.76%) TeamCity
4 8 (3.01%) Vagrant
5 7 (2.63%) Hudson
5 7 (2.63%) Travis CI
6 4 (1.50%) JIRA
6 4 (1.50%) Maven
7 3 (1.13%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.75%) Ant
8 2 (0.75%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.75%) DbUnit
8 2 (0.75%) jMock
8 2 (0.75%) JUnit
8 2 (0.75%) Mockito
8 2 (0.75%) Subversion
8 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.38%) Gradle
General
1 75 (28.20%) Finance
2 14 (5.26%) Banking
3 11 (4.14%) Retail
4 10 (3.76%) Legal
5 8 (3.01%) Back Office
6 7 (2.63%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.88%) Advertising
7 5 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.88%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.50%) Games
9 3 (1.13%) Electronics
9 3 (1.13%) Law
9 3 (1.13%) Marketing
10 1 (0.38%) German Language
10 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Publishing
10 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 42 (15.79%) VMware Engineer
3 23 (8.65%) Linux Engineer
4 22 (8.27%) Architect
5 20 (7.52%) Server Engineer
6 19 (7.14%) Administrator
6 19 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
7 17 (6.39%) Analyst
7 17 (6.39%) Citrix Engineer
8 15 (5.64%) Cloud Engineer
8 15 (5.64%) Unix Engineer
9 14 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
10 13 (4.89%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (4.51%) Unix Linux Engineer
11 12 (4.51%) Wintel Engineer
12 11 (4.14%) Senior DevOps
12 11 (4.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.14%) Support Engineer
12 11 (4.14%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.39%) Web Services
2 12 (4.51%) .NET
3 11 (4.14%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (3.76%) HTML
5 7 (2.63%) Middleware
5 7 (2.63%) Node.js
6 6 (2.26%) LAMP
7 3 (1.13%) J2EE
7 3 (1.13%) REST
7 3 (1.13%) Spring
8 2 (0.75%) Apache Camel
8 2 (0.75%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.75%) ELK Stack
8 2 (0.75%) PowerMock
8 2 (0.75%) RESTful
8 2 (0.75%) SOAP
8 2 (0.75%) Symfony
8 2 (0.75%) XML
9 1 (0.38%) HTML5
9 1 (0.38%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.90%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.27%) Clustering
3 10 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.26%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.88%) EMC VNX
6 5 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.50%) FMCG
7 4 (1.50%) Replication
8 3 (1.13%) VCE vBlock
9 2 (0.75%) Derivative
9 2 (0.75%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.75%) IBM XIV
9 2 (0.75%) PKI
9 2 (0.75%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.75%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.38%) Blog
10 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 136 (51.13%) Windows
2 93 (34.96%) Linux
3 90 (33.83%) Windows Server
4 60 (22.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (21.80%) Unix
5 58 (21.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (11.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (8.27%) Solaris
9 19 (7.14%) Windows 7
10 13 (4.89%) Windows 10
11 12 (4.51%) AIX
12 11 (4.14%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (2.63%) Mac OS X
14 6 (2.26%) SUSE
15 5 (1.88%) CentOS
15 5 (1.88%) Windows XP
16 4 (1.50%) Ubuntu
16 4 (1.50%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (1.50%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (20.68%) DevOps
2 52 (19.55%) ITIL
3 41 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (13.53%) Configuration Management
5 23 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 22 (8.27%) Service Management
7 20 (7.52%) Migration
8 19 (7.14%) Security Patching
9 17 (6.39%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (5.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (5.64%) High Availability
10 15 (5.64%) Kalman Filter
10 15 (5.64%) Software Engineering
10 15 (5.64%) TDD
10 15 (5.64%) Virtual Environments
11 14 (5.26%) Mentoring
11 14 (5.26%) Patch Management
11 14 (5.26%) SIEM
12 13 (4.89%) Problem Management
12 13 (4.89%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 59 (22.18%) PowerShell
2 51 (19.17%) Java
3 36 (13.53%) Bash Shell
4 33 (12.41%) Python
5 31 (11.65%) Perl
5 31 (11.65%) Ruby
6 20 (7.52%) Shell Script
7 14 (5.26%) Go
7 14 (5.26%) SQL
8 11 (4.14%) JavaScript
9 9 (3.38%) C#
10 6 (2.26%) Korn
11 4 (1.50%) PHP
12 2 (0.75%) AWK
12 2 (0.75%) C
12 2 (0.75%) sed
12 2 (0.75%) VB
13 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (15.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 21 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 18 (6.77%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (6.39%) CCNA
7 14 (5.26%) MCSE
8 13 (4.89%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (4.51%) MCSA
10 5 (1.88%) MCP
11 4 (1.50%) BC Cleared
11 4 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.50%) CCNP
11 4 (1.50%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.13%) VCAP
12 3 (1.13%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.75%) CCAA
13 2 (0.75%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.75%) VCP5
13 2 (0.75%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.77%) PCI DSS
2 16 (6.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (4.14%) RMADS
3 11 (4.14%) SLA
4 6 (2.26%) COBIT
5 2 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 135 (50.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (39.10%) Active Directory
3 43 (16.17%) VMware ESX
4 37 (13.91%) Hyper-V
5 34 (12.78%) XenApp
6 31 (11.65%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (8.27%) Docker
7 22 (8.27%) vCloud
8 18 (6.77%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (6.02%) XenDesktop
10 9 (3.38%) NFS
11 7 (2.63%) DFS Replication
11 7 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (2.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (1.50%) Samba
13 4 (1.50%) VMware Server
14 3 (1.13%) XenServer
15 2 (0.75%) KVM
Systems Management
1 62 (23.31%) Puppet
2 35 (13.16%) SCCM
3 27 (10.15%) Nagios
4 25 (9.40%) SCOM
5 22 (8.27%) Ansible
6 19 (7.14%) FreeIPA
6 19 (7.14%) Icinga
7 18 (6.77%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (5.64%) Red Hat Satellite
9 14 (5.26%) Kubernetes
9 14 (5.26%) Nessus
9 14 (5.26%) NetBackup
9 14 (5.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 13 (4.89%) SELinux
11 12 (4.51%) vRealize
12 10 (3.76%) Cisco UCCX
12 10 (3.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 8 (3.01%) Capistrano
14 7 (2.63%) HP SIM
14 7 (2.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 243 (91.35%) VMware
2 89 (33.46%) Cisco
3 88 (33.08%) Microsoft
4 71 (26.69%) Citrix
5 63 (23.68%) HP
6 34 (12.78%) Red Hat
7 30 (11.28%) Dell
7 30 (11.28%) NetApp
8 23 (8.65%) Oracle
9 21 (7.89%) EMC
10 20 (7.52%) Splunk
11 18 (6.77%) IBM
12 15 (5.64%) AppSense
13 14 (5.26%) Veritas
14 13 (4.89%) CheckPoint
15 12 (4.51%) AlienVault
15 12 (4.51%) Symantec
16 10 (3.76%) Akamai
17 9 (3.38%) Veeam
18 8 (3.01%) Brocade
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